Science Resource Trials Coming Soon

During the month of March we will be trialing online science resources including:

  • Facts on File – Science Online
  • Facts on File – Today’s Science
  • Gale – Science in Context
  • Marshall Cavendish:
    • Aquatic World
    • Birds of the World
    • Elements
    • Exploring Earth & Space Science
    • Exploring Life Science
    • Exploring Mammals
    • Exploring Technology
    • Food & Nutrition
    • Growing Up With Science
    • Life Sciences
    • Reptiles & Amphibians
    • Wildlife & Plants of the World
    • Open for Debate (includes Science topics)

Watch here and in your email this week for more information about accessing the trials and submitting evaluations of these resources.

New Subjects Are Up

Fresh off of Web Services fingers…

Today the new subject categories are live on our “Databases & Research” page:

We are still finalizing the list of resources in each of these subject categories, so we appreciate your patience while everything is worked out.  If you have a new subject category suggestion or a resource that you would like to see included within a subject category, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT here!

March Free Gale Webinars

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online resource of electronic encyclopedias and specialized reference sources — known as eBooks — used for multidisciplinary research. These eBooks provide access to reference materials that had previously been available only in the library. You’ll learn how to conduct basic and advanced searches, how to use the document toolbox and how this easy-to-use tool can help users get the most out of eBooks.

March 16, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


History in Context

Now an even more dynamic resource — with a new interface and enhanced functionality — Gale History in Context, formerly History Resource Center, is designed to meet the historical research needs of library users at every level of learning. Attend this training session and learn how to review the general content, construct and employ different search strategies and how to differentiate between basic, person, subject, chronological and advanced search options.

March 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Replacing Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context represents a fundamental shift in Gale’s approach to product development. Discover everything that’s different and better than ever and learn how to navigate this engaging new resource that gives you the facts on the latest current event topics, as well as the proponent’s and detractor’s arguments.

March 2, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

March 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


A CE App is not required by IPRS for these trainings, but please check with your supervisor so that your commitment to professional development is recorded.  When registering, please make sure that your contact information is accurate as sometimes the link defaults to Christa Werle’s contact info.

Job & Career Accelerator Upgrade

Sno-Isle has now been upgraded to Job & Career Accelerator 2.0. Your patrons and students now have access to all of the latest features outlined below.  All of your patrons’ and students’ existing work and personal information from earlier versions of Job & Career Accelerator have been moved to this new version. Please see the attachment for details.

Job & Career Accelerator integrates everything job seekers need to conduct a successful job search, all in one easy-to-use online platform.

What’s new in Job & Career Accelerator 2.0?

  • Redesigned and improved Resume Builder
  • Improved My Accelerator Dashboard with new reminders section for successful job   search tracking
  • Expanded Search functionality featuring internships and entry-level job search filters for recent graduates
  • Improved Cover Letter Builder with featured formatting and section reordering
  • And a comprehensive library of sample letter types such as thank you, follow-up,  and much more!

New Ancestry Interface Coming in April

Dear Ancestry Library Edition Subscriber:

Ancestry Library Edition provides unprecedented access to family history records through more than 7,000 collections that help individuals from North America, U.K., Europe, Australia, and beyond trace their lineage.  Soon, access to Ancestry Library Edition’s wealth of family history records will be even easier!

We are excited to announce the new Ancestry Library Edition search interface will be released this spring, with a clean and crisp design that improves the overall user experience.  The Ancestry Library Edition new search interface is scheduled for release on April 13, 2011.

Please note the new version of Ancestry Library Edition requires Internet Explorer 7 or higher. Older browsers are not supported and some site features may not function properly. Internet Explorer 7 or higher must be installed on your library’s computer workstations by April 13, 2011, so patrons can continue using Ancestry Library Edition.

Please share the news about the new Ancestry Library Edition search interface with your colleagues.

Ancestry Library Edition new search interface features include:

  • Improved look and feel for a more intuitive user experience
  • Map and location filters on the home page
  • Name filters with Soundex
  • Type ahead features
  • Improved country and state pages

ARRC Beta Coming Soon

Dear EBSCO Customer,

We are pleased to announce that, as a current subscriber to Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC), you will soon have the opportunity to sample the exciting next ARRC interface, as a BETA.  Access to the BETA will automatically be added to your account as soon as it becomes available. It will appear on your Select Service page as ARRC BETA, in addition to your current ARRC database.

We think you will enjoy the opportunity to give the new interface a try during the next three months, after which time it will replace the existing ARRC interface.

We will communicate with you again as soon as the BETA is available for you to use, and to provide you with a direct URL to it, as well as to list online training sessions that will give you and your users a complete overview of the features and functionality of the new design.

ProQuest Highlight: ABI/INFORM


For the last 35 years, ABI/INFORM has been, and continues to be, one of the most comprehensive and popular sources of business information. During this past year, new market reports, analytical tools and other non-bibliographic content have taken this resource to incomparable levels. The ability to create links to this unique content brings the end user to the answers they are seeking very quickly. Our ABI/INFORM webinar helps participants discover what’s new and offers some tips for uncovering highly-desired, current business information. In addition to the broad periodical and newspaper coverage, some of the newer content includes:

  • First Research In-depth Industry Reports
  • SWOT Articles and Reports
  • Business Cases
  • Market Research Reports
  • Oxford Analytica Country Reports